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#1 In A Silent Way

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 07:11 PM

Pete Fornatale, DJ at WNEW and WFUV, and the author of several books on rock-n-roll, died this morning. Another voice from my formative years has been silenced.

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#2 Nuthatch

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 07:13 PM

Sad-----Yeah, it's called getting old(er).

#3 Joker

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 07:14 PM

:heart:

#4 Tim the Beek

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 07:15 PM

RIP :heart:

#5 Mr Bo Berry

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 07:17 PM

RIP I listened to Pete all the time back in the early 80's

#6 In A Silent Way

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 07:18 PM

Yeah, I know, this belongs in the NFA forum. Maybe a VibeGawd could move it after a couple of days.

http://petefornatale.com

http://www.wfuv.org/.../pete-fornatale

There are some air checks of him on WNEW in 1977 on this page: http://www.nyradioar...com/wnewfm.html

#7 KrisNYG

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 07:22 PM

:(

#8 SunshineDrummer

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 07:47 PM

R.I.P. :(

#9 Depends

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 08:18 PM

Pete, along with Rosko, Alison Steele, Scott Muni, and Dave Herman had a supreme impact on the music NYC heard in the late 60's early 70's.

I remember Pete being a big Beach Boys fan

#10 Gypsy Bob

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 10:14 PM

Pete, along with Rosko, Alison Steele, Scott Muni, and Dave Herman had a supreme impact on the music NYC heard in the late 60's early 70's.

Well said...Pete was a Long Island lad, I met him when he first started at WNEW FM, he was a good guy. Can't believe he's gone.

#11 sarah b.

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 02:04 PM

Pete helped us all through 8/9/95 on K-Rock. I have 90 minutes in storage. We emailed a couple of times, over the years. Real nice guy. Strokes suck. Love and strength to his fans, friends and family.

#12 Stanimal

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 02:51 PM

Sad-----Yeah, it's called getting old(er).


....but it beats the alternative

#13 Crayzee

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 03:42 PM

Rip
I met him and spoke tohim briefly last summer at maplewoodstock

#14 DJ Easy Wind

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 03:44 AM

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The landscape of NYC Radio will never be the same. My condolences to Pete's friends and family, the entire WFUV staff (of which I have been a volunteer). I have to say that all the Radio work I have done over the years, and even my simple enjoyment of new and traditional music for 5 decades, owes a deep debt of gratitude to Pete.

RIP Pete Fornatale.

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 05:43 AM

One of my favorite DJs. Thanks for spinning those tunes, Pete